BEAUTY // DIY Ombre Nails Manicure
Even though the Ombre Hair trend is over – here is another Ombre trend that is definitely here to stay! Ombre Nails are this season’s hottest trend, and now you can ‘nail’ the look with a little help from The Nailasaurus. Have a go at this step-by-step tutorial, we guarantee that you’ll have a blast creating the perfect shade to suit your ombre-style!
Two colour polishes and a top coat
You can choose colours that compliment or go bold and pick two that clash. Experiment with different combinations and see what works.
A sponge, a plastic sheet and toothpicks
The Fun Part…
Using the lightest of the two colours, paint your nails and wait for it to dry completely.
On a flat surface, paint a generous amount of the colours right next to each other on to the plastic. Make sure they’re just about touching at the edges.
Using a toothpick, swirl the two colours together where they meet. The area where they mix will determine the length of the graduation. So if you want a long graduation, mix a bigger section of the colours, if you want less of a fade, just mix them together a tiny bit.
Take your sponge and dab it directly down on to the polish a few times.
Dab the sponge directly down on to your nail. Keep dabbing lightly and moving it very slightly up and down your nail.
You can repeat this step as many times as you need to. Just make sure each layer is completely dry before sponging again otherwise you will start smudging the underneath layers and ruin the whole thing.
Add a topcoat. Or two or three! The sponging makes this mani very bumpy so you may need a couple of topcoats just to even out the surface.
Clean up all the excess using a brush dipped in acetone or polish remover. You can use a q-tip dipped in remover for the big bits, then a small brush in pure acetone as you get closer to the nail, to make a crisp line near the cuticles.